Trust in media is important. It there is no trust in media, it would inevitably lead to a government and political leadership that is not trusted, and we are all finished if that happens, Mr Shanmugam said. We have seen how important trust in media and government/institutions is in this pandemic. Without trust we would not have been able to manage the pandemic the way we did.
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More than 2,200 staff, students, vendors and visitors of VJC will be swabbed after a student there tested positive for COVID-19. The case is currently unlinked.
"Umbrage" is the word on social media in recent days. Many, it seems, are taking umbrage at CEO of SPH Ng Yat Chung for taking umbrage at a reporter's question. The word 'umbrage' generated so much buzz that most people have little idea what the reporter's question was. But truth is, everyone loves a boss who stands up for him and not throw them under the bus.
The failing newspaper model is not uniquely SPH's. It is a global phenomenon, disrupted and broken by technology and the internet. Public-interest journalism remains critical and essential in the effective governing of a country as seen in this pandemic. The timely release of accurate information, and rebuttal of falsehoods have helped to keep people calm and united in facing the crisis together.
But the funding of such journalism through advertising revenues is no longer a viable option as the print media especially, is no match for tech giants for advertising dollars. Other solutions have to be found.
'A small country punching above its weight'. Temasek sends cryogenic oxygen cylinders, essential supplies, and ventilators to India in response to shortage. Indians respond with gratitude.
"Our national songs hold a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. MCCY takes any challenge to our proprietary rights and interests in our national songs and symbols very seriously, and we will take the necessary steps to protect them. Our principal consideration is to ensuere we protect our ownership and interest in our national songs and symbols."
Mufti Nazirudin welcomes the likely shift in policy on nurses wearing the tudung with their uniform and expressed deep appreciation of the opportunity to continuously provide feedback on many national issues including the tudung. In his reply, PM Lee thank the Mufti and MUIS for their support in Government's deliberations on the matter and said that change has to be carefully considered and gradual so that when it comes, it is understood by all communities and thus strengthen, rather than weaken, our social cohesion.
It is irresponsible of the Workers' Party Faisal Manap to raise the issue in Parliament.
His approach is divisive and clearly political. It's meant to stir the angst of people. One must remember that Faisal also famously declared in Parliament that politics and religion cannot be separated. Just imagine if believers of every other religion adopt the same stand in Parliament and freely mix politics with religion on every occasion.
This precarious harmony that we have so diligently and conscientiously built, that is the envy of the world, will be fragmented in no time.
While discussions behind closed doors had been ongoing for many years, Faisal chose to raise it in Parliament to score political points and claim credits when change has in fact evolved.
Joey Mendoza insisted that he composed the song in 1983. He claimed that he was not aware of “Count on me, Singapore” until 2 days ago.
But he also said, “I don’t hold claim to the Count on me Singapore song.”